George Doobrofsky

Russian spelling

Георгий Дубровский

Born 13.01.1894

Place St Petersburg, Russia

Ethnic origin Russian

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Peter Doobrofsky

Residence before arrival at Australia In May 1917 arrived from Valparaiso to San Francisco; registered for enlistment in the US Army

Arrived at Australia
from San Francisco
on 8.11.1917
per W.F. Jewett
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation Seaman

service number 4963
enlisted 14.11.1917
POE Sydney
unit 1st Pioneer Battalion
rank Private
place England, 1918, France, 1919
final fate RTA 9.07.1919
discharged 1.10.1919

Naturalisation Served as Russian subject

Residence after the war Sydney


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Court martial records (NAA)

Registration for army enlistment in the US (

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Newspaper articles

Theft of cloth. - The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September 1920, p. 5.

Criminal. - Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 16 September 1920, p. 8.

Russian culture. A new mixture. - Evening News, Sydney, 12 June 1922, p. 5.

"I will kill you!" Love and meat knives. - Sun, Sydney, 12 June 1922, p. 7.

Riotous Russian convicted of assault. - Bathurst Times, 13 June 1922, p. 2.

Who is who in Communism: the complete list. - Smith's Weekly, Sydney, 21 November 1931, p. 1.

"Stabbed me three or four times". - Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Parramatta, 23 October 1933, p. 1.

Spaniard acquitted. Alleged attack on Russian. - _Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Parramatta, 13 November 1933, p. 2.